Where to start? One, the sheer cynicism of the project. “No one will notice that we’re aping Indiana Jones!” An 11 year old B student in New York City noticed, that’s who. Two, Clyde Kusatsu as “His No.1 Boy!” Was this made in the 1940s? NO. I AM NOT THAT OLD. Three, Priest from SUPERFLY! Four, even the music wants to be Indiana Jones. Five, this wasn’t even the only Raiders cop to be found on tv that year - see also Tales of the Gold Monkey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YdFN6agkNnQ
But the larger issue: what happened to opening title sequences where everything is completely spelled out for you? Would it kill True Detective to try something like this? Rust Cohle -Mysterious atheist with a secret!